Sunday Pulpit Series
The power of truth 1
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
What is truth?
This is the question that Pontus Pilate’ asked Jesus Christ when He was brought to him on trial.
John 18:38 NKJV
“Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.”
Jesus had told Pilate, that He came to bear witness to the truth.
John 18:37 NKJV
“Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Jesus said He had been born into this world to bear witness of the truth.
Jesus said the truth could only be known by continually hearing the word of God.
John 8:31-32 KJV
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Knowing the truth sets you free.
John 17:17 NKJV
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
Jesus defined “truth” as the word of God.
True worship must be according to God’s word.
John 4:24 NKJV
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Truth is very important because,
Jesus prayed, “sanctify them by your truth.”
Jesus was born to testify to the truth
“…for this cause have I come into this world, that I may testify to the truth…”
John 18:37 Paraphrase
The Father seeks worshippers in Spirit and in Truth.
Those who worship the Father must worship in Spirit and Truth
Truth liberates from satanic bondage
The truth you know will make you free.
John 8:31-32. Paraphrase
The Word of God is truth
Thy word is truth
The Sunday Pulpit Series
The Power of Truth 2
By Rev. Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Spiritual truth is very different from facts.
Facts are realities in the natural realm.
Truth is reality in the spiritual realm.
Truth has power to liberate men from satanic captivity.
John 8:32 NKJV
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Living Truth.
John 14:6 NKJV
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
One of Christ’s titles is Faithful and True.
Revelation 3:14 NKJV
“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:”
Christ was outstanding in grace and truth.
John 1:14 NKJV
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Moses brought the Law but Christ brought grace (undeserved favour) and truth.
John 1:17 NKJV
“For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
Those who received His truth were uplifted and promoted.
His truth overruled negative facts.
Peter had toiled all night and caught nothing, but Christ told him in the morning to cast his net into the deep.
Luke 5:5 NKJV
“But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
Fact was there was no fish in those waters at that time.
Truth, however says there is limitless fish for men of faith who obey God’s word.
Luke 5:6 NKJV
“And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.”
Truth enabled them to achieve the impossible.
“Fresh anointing for divine exploits” Conference.
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?Holiday Inn, Accra Airport
? Sunday 2nd April, 2017,
? Evangelist Robert Ampiah-Kwofi